Make a Difference

For over 29 years, our program has stood out for its unique combination of mentoring and tuition assistance for urban high school students in northern New Jersey. 99% of our students graduate from high school and are accepted into college, thereby providing a critical step towards breaking the cycle of poverty. We have provided over 2,300 scholarships to NJ students over the past 29 years and have seen the power of mentoring as we have had a 100% high school graduation rate and college admission rate over the past 10 years.

YOU can make a difference by supporting a student,

Volunteer with S/PA

There are many ways that you can volunteer your time and resources with Student/Partner Alliance. We are a local, Summit non-profit with a focus on supporting urban high school students with a unique combination of mentoring and scholarships that sets our students up for success.

  • Mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. – (
  • Become a Mentor – A Mentor provides mentoring support only for a matched student for 4 years
  • Become a Partner – A Partner provides financial tuition assistance of $2,200 per year as well as mentoring for a matched student for 4 years
  • Become a Sponsor – A Sponsor provides financial support of at least $2200 per year for a matched student for 4 years

Helpful Information

Benefits of a Mentor

Research shows a young adult who has a mentor is 55% more likely to enroll in college and 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs.  (
Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)